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Erase/Format Raid Drive

Kenneth Jackson
Occasional Visitor

Erase/Format Raid Drive

I was told to erase and or format a drive in my array. The process explained was to mark and remove all drives except the one I need to erase then erase and format it. How can I do this?
Thanks
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Mark Ellzey
Valued Contributor

Re: Erase/Format Raid Drive

Kenneth,

You need to provide more information before anyone can provide a solution.

We need to know:
OS version
Disk management software - LVM, VxVM?
RAID level - 0,1,5?

Without this information, no one can ansewer your question.

Regards,
Mark
Kenneth Jackson
Occasional Visitor

Re: Erase/Format Raid Drive

My goal is to prepare this drive to be used as a hot spare in a raid 5 array. The drive was taken out of a different array on another machine and when I tried to use it, it failed because it had data from the previous array on it. I almost lost the array because of this.
Now-
I placed the drive in a spare server that I have. It is running NT server as OS. I go into Disk Administrator and I see one 8MB partition labeled as EISA Utilities and the rest of the drive is just free space.
Do I delete the partition and format the drive as NTFS? I'm not sure what if anything should be on the drive. I would like it to be as a new drive would be.